Dole Logo – Dole Food Company is a US-based company with headquarters in Los Angeles . The company is the world’s largest supplier of fresh fruit, fresh vegetables and fresh cut flowers and also markets a growing line of finishing products. The product range consists of over 200 products. The story of the Dole Food Company today is on three main fruit companies back in the early days were taken between 1850 and 1920. The 1901 Hawaii was founded Hawaiian Pineapple Company sold in 1972 dessert bananas the Dole brand. In 1991 the company was in Dole Food Company was renamed.
The two Hawaiian company Castle and Cooke and Hawaiian Pineapple Company and the US-amerikanisch/Honduranische Standard Fruit Company evolved from a small trading company into a global giant corporation that possessed at times on the power to governments to exchange for some small states at will, or at least strongly . influence From this period dates the term banana republic , whose emergence also Dole’s biggest competitor Chiquita ( United Fruit Company ) has contributed.
The oldest of the company’s Castle and Cooke . Samuel Northrup Castle and Amos Starr Cooke, a U.S. citizen from Boston, came in 1837 as missionaries of the “American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions” to the Sandwich Islands at. 1839 called for the Hawaiian chiefs, the training of the royal offspring in a school run by Cooke and Castle. King Kamehameha III. called Castle three years later became the unofficial royal adviser, as the Boston Missionary Society missionaries disapproved of their political offices. About ten years later, in 1849, Castle and Cooke became partners in order to turn the former warehouse, a warehouse mission. Castle and Cook’s Warehouse became one of the five largest companies in Hawaii and was particularly active in the sugar business. It was not until 1894, after the death of Samuel Castle Castle and Cooke is still under the laws of the young independent Republic of Hawaii operates. From the 1930s the company expanded further, especially through acquisitions of other companies.
The three Sicilian brothers , Joseph , Luca and Felix Vaccaro and Salvador D’Antoni , who immigrated to the United States was founded just in 1899 the predecessors of the Standard Fruit Company , to bananas from La Ceiba , Honduras to New Orleans to import. The Standard Fruit Company was founded by the brothers Vaccaro in 1924 as American trading company. Castle and Cooke 1964 takes 55% stake in Standard Fruit and then enters into the banana trade. Four years later, the company is taken over completely. The Harvard graduate James Dole founded in 1901, the Hawaiian Pineapple Company . Castle and Cooke took part in 1932 with 21% of the company. The well-known quality of the fruit that was with James Dole’s name associated move, the company in 1933 to “DOLE” on pineapple , canned pineapple and juice packaging printing. The brand was born in Dole. In 1961, Castle and Cooke took over the Hawaiian Pineapple Company in full.
In the 1980s, took over the head of the container-lending company Flexi-Van David Howard Murdock , the line at Castle and Cooke. The companies merged in 1985 and in 1991 Dole Food Company, renamed because Dole is the most important brand in the world company. Their logo has long been marked not only canned pineapple, but a variety of tropical fruits, especially bananas. Mid-1990 from the estate was divided Dole Food Administration in a private company that took the old name of Castle and Cooke again. These real estate division was given by David Howard Murdock alone. After a stock market crisis in the early 21st Century, he bought back the 76% shares in the open market with the support of an international banking consortium. Since 2003, the Dole Food Company, one of the three largest Südfruchthandelsgesellschaften the world, again a family business and is no longer listed on the New York Stock Exchange. David Howard Murdock restructured its business in the years to Murdock Holding Company to. In 2007, the first time were banana plantations of Dole Food Company in Colombia, according to international standards for working conditions and human rights certification.